Bullied Silkie!!! *Suggestions?*

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by ConnecticutCowgirl, Oct 3, 2013.

  1. ConnecticutCowgirl

    ConnecticutCowgirl Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 23, 2011
    Hi all...

    So my totally sweet silkie hen is being bullied by my barred rock. But I have noticed that the other birds chime in as well. Right now I have my silkie seperated into a different area so that if she wants to get away she can, but I feel like she is really alone. I have heard about taking the bully out of the picture for a while, but I was wondering if doing that and getting another silkie as well will help to ease the trouble. My coop has room for an additional bantam, is this a good idea?

  2. ten chicks

    ten chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 9, 2013
    Yes.remove the bully for a couple of days,this should change the dynamics of the pecking order. If you decide to purchase another silkie,remember the quarantine rule,quarantine for at least 4 weeks(i do at least 2 months)to rule out any medical issues contaminating your flock.

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